Ailsa Piper is a writer, director, performer, teacher and speaker. She was co-winner of the Patrick White Playwright’s Award in 2001 for her script Small Mercies, and her memoir Sinning Across Spain, was published in 2012. An updated edition was released in 2017. The Attachment: Letters From a Most Unlikely Friendship was also published in 2017. Co-written with Tony Doherty, it celebrates conversation, correspondence and connection. An experienced interviewer, Ailsa has judged the NSW and Victorian Premiers Literary Awards six times.